Occasionally Crafty: Tiny Bows Pillow

May 15, 2011

Tiny Bows Pillow

I was browsing through the home section at TJ Maxx awhile ago, and saw these adorable throw pillows with tiny green bows on them.  It was so cute, but of course didn't match anything in my house.  I knew it would be easy to re-create one at home.

I made mine more of an oblong lumbar pillow, but you could make this in any shape or size.  Here's my pillow:



To make your own pillow, follow the directions below:

1.  Cut two pieces of fabric to fit your pillow form, plus 1/2 inch on all sides for seams.  I didn't use a pillow form, so I just kind of chose a size that looked good to me.

2.  Placing your fabric right sides together, sew a 1/2 inch seam around all four sides, leaving an opening to insert the form or stuffing.  Make sure to backstitch at the beginning and end.

3.  Trim your corners and seams, then turn your case right side out.  Use a crochet hook or something similar to poke out the corners, then press your case flat with an iron.

4.  Use a ruler and a fabric marker or pencil to mark where you want your bows.  I did mine in evenly spaced rows, but you could do whatever pattern you want.

5.  Tie tiny "shoelace" bows (just like you tie your shoes).  Even out the ends of the bows so they are all about  the same, and singe the ends very quickly with a lighter to seal them.

6.  Adhere the bows using a few stitches or hot glue.  Hot glue won't hold up in the wash, so use stitches if you plan to wash your case at some point.

7.  Stuff your pillow or insert the pillow form.  Sew the opening closed using a ladder stitch (or however you prefer).

8.  Place cute pillow on bed and smile!





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5 comments:

  1. Really cute Valerie. Isn't it great seeing things you love and then creating them yourself? I am in LOVE with my sewing machine. BTW, your blog is just great...can I ask you how you got your readership up?

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  2. This pillow is so pretty!! TFS!! I am your newest follower on your blog and FB.

    When you have a moment, come on by my blog. I just finished a wool coat: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/05/wool-buffalo-check-coat-finished.html

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  3. Your pillow is so delicate! I love it. I am in the middle of a HUGE bed redo. Once I get around to the accent pillows I'll have to remember your idea. Cone over and visit me at Greetings From the Asylum and view the Yo-yo Many post to see what I mean by HUGE! Thanks for sharing with Sugar Bee!

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  4. That turned out cute! Thanks for your comment on my blog, I'm glad that the adjustable waist tutorial will be helpful! It changed my shopping life, that's for sure!

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  5. What a cute idea! I might use this on my little girl's bed

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